Definition of take up
- took up a collection
- took up the life of a farmer
- plants taking up nutrients
- take up skiing
- took up the trumpet
- take up one problem at a time
- took up residence in town
- the meeting was taken up with old business
- take up the slack
- took me up on it
- we must take the good work up again
Examples of take up in a Sentence
please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it
the soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly
Recent Examples of take up from the Web
The entry hall had a series of small rooms for utilities, a broom closet, another closet, and the stairway to the bedrooms upstairs took up space in the hall.
Tuesday’s hearing was the third time the council has taken up the application in recent months.
In the years she has been gone, courts in both countries have taken up the question of where Nico should live.
At present, most CubeSats are taken up in batches alongside other payloads on big, liquid-fuelled rockets, and even Rocket Lab, a firm that has recently started offering dedicated CubeSat launches, uses liquid propulsion.
Kardashian West has taken up Johnson’s cause in recent months, following a viral video by Mic describing the 62-year-old great-grandmother’s case.
Pekarik asked the Illinois Supreme Court to take up the case in February.
Few 20-year-olds understand their golf game to the degree of Zhang, who took up golf in Beijing at age 6 and moved with is family to Reunion at 10, where developed into on the nation’s top juniors.
No need to buy a fancy spoon rest that just takes up space in my small kitchen.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'take up.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
take up Synonyms
TAKE-UP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of take-up for English Language Learners
: the rate at which something offered is accepted by people
Learn More about take-up
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up take-up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).